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Post by stevefree » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:50 am

I'm running a simple PHPBB site (2.0.19) with only a few thousand topics.

http://www.dogs4sale.net

When I type in words like: Puppies or Dogs I get:

No topics or posts met your search criteria

http://www.dogs4sale.net/search.php?sea ... words=dogs
http://www.dogs4sale.net/search.php?sea ... ds=puppies

Now I know these words are in my forum so I cant figure out why it's not returning any data. Any ideas? I understand there are STOP words which are used by PHPBB however I know these words are not included. The only mods I have installed are from PHPBBSTYLES. No search mods or anything else that would mess with search.php

Any help?

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Post by Bullmax » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:55 am

Did you recently backup your database?

Upload a new copy of search.php maby?

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Post by who_cares » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:49 am

look to see if those words are in your stopwords.txt file

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Post by richardF » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:57 am

hmm... Can't seem to get the search on this site to work. Loads up a blank page.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/search.php?mode=results

Now I am logged in, same result; using FireFox.

?
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Post by _ollie_ » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:58 am

richardF wrote: hmm... Can't seem to get the search on this site to work. Loads up a blank page.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/search.php?mode=results

Now I am logged in, same result; using FireFox.

?


Read the sticky at the top of this forum regarding Errors while searching.

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Post by Bullmax » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:59 am

richardF wrote: hmm... Can't seem to get the search on this site to work. Loads up a blank page.

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/search.php?mode=results

Now I am logged in, same result; using FireFox.

?


What the hell does this have to do with the original post?

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Post by stevefree » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:24 am

who_cares wrote: look to see if those words are in your stopwords.txt file


Nope..... :(

I looked at my Stoplist file:

<phpbb>\language\lang_english\search_stopwords.txt

and these 2 words are not in my list. Is there another place to look?

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Post by stevefree » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:26 am

Bullmax wrote: Did you recently backup your database?

Upload a new copy of search.php maby?


Tried an older copy of my database and that didn't work. I also grabbed a new copy of search.php and that also didn't work.

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Post by stevefree » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:18 pm

bump

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Post by stevefree » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:20 am

So obviously this is not a problem with an easy fix.

Is there a location I can goto in order to post a bug against PHPBB on this?

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:19 am

it is not a bug, if you try it here, you will see that the word puppies returns things on this site. so it does work.

I don't know what it could be, check with your host to see if they have "mod security" installed and tell them what words are doing this. maybe it is that, but I don't know.

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Post by Z-Town Pirate » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:15 am

I'm having the same problem. I search for the word "advertising" and get no results. The word is on my site a gazillion times. It is not in the stopword list.
No topics or posts met your search criteria


I did recently restore my database. I'm running 2.0.19

No mods that affect the search.php

Uploaded search.php again, problem persists.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:22 am

same advice applies.

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Post by stevefree » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:24 am

Z-Town Pirate wrote: I did recently restore my database. I'm running 2.0.19

No mods that affect the search.php

Uploaded search.php again, problem persists.


Interesting. I noticed the problem when I did an upgrade to 2.0.19. Perhaps the upgrade script is causing the problem. I'll look to see if I have an image of my server prior to the upgrade.

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Post by stevefree » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:25 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: it is not a bug, if you try it here, you will see that the word puppies returns things on this site. so it does work.

I don't know what it could be, check with your host to see if they have "mod security" installed and tell them what words are doing this. maybe it is that, but I don't know.

robert


I'm hosting the site on my own site and I have no security mods or other restrictions on the site.

It's a vanilla site with easymods and extreme styles installed.

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